The Power Time Podcast is a chronological journey through the history of Nintendo, one issue of Nintendo Power Magazine at a time. Join host Tom Tate, as he explores the consoles, games, events, and memories that were documented in the iconic magazine between 1988 and 2012. Each episode corresponds to a single issue. This podcast is not affiliated with Nintendo in any official capacity.
Metroid II – Nintendo Power Volume 31 (December 1991)
Get ready to save the galaxy as we explore Volume 31 of Nintendo Power, featuring Metroid II: Return of Samus. Featured Music The intro/outro music…Read MoreMetroid II – Nintendo Power Volume 31 (December 1991)
Bonus – Live at Tattooed Mom’s (2019)
As I mentioned last episode, here’s a quick bonus recording! In the summer of 2019 (remember those days?) I recorded an episode of Power Time…Read MoreBonus – Live at Tattooed Mom’s (2019)
Final Fantasy II – Nintendo Power Volume 30 (November 1991)
30 years! That’s how far we’re blasting into the past to explore Volume 30 of Nintendo Power, featuring Final Fantasy II. The intro/outro music in…Read MoreFinal Fantasy II – Nintendo Power Volume 30 (November 1991)
Star Trek – Nintendo Power Volume 29 (October 1991)
Let us continue our journey through 1991 with Volume 29 of Nintendo Power magazine, featuring the NES title Star Trek on the cover! Top 10…Read MoreStar Trek – Nintendo Power Volume 29 (October 1991)
Super Mario World – Nintendo Power Volume 28 (September 1991)
After a long extended podcasting hiatus, let’s ring in 2019 with a super look at the Super Nintendo’s debut title, Super Mario World, and the…Read MoreSuper Mario World – Nintendo Power Volume 28 (September 1991)
Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge – Nintendo Power Volume 27 (August 1991)
Nintendo Power called Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge a “Game Boy Mega Hit!” Was it? We’ll take a look, along with the rest of Volume…Read MoreMega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge – Nintendo Power Volume 27 (August 1991)
Mario pronunciation forgiven!)🍄
You must be from Chicago or in the greater Midwest. I guess that guy below has never interacted with a midwesterner.👎
Anyway, cheers to you and what you’re doing my friend. This is exactly what I’ve needed to compliment my going back in time to revisit Nintendo from the NES through the Wii. This has proven to be limitlessly invaluable because of what happened with Archive.org, and most certainly to ease the getting through these tough times caused by the pandemic.😷
Much love, be safe, thanks again and good luck on the rest of your mission!)🍀
So Much Nostalgia, So Much Fun
I recently found this podcast and really appreciate Tom and the work he did. I really enjoyed the reviews and history behind some of the games. I also loved when he had people share their memories and experiences of different games.What I found most surprising and enjoyable though was all of the different music he would put into each episode. I didn’t realize there was so much video game inspired music out there. I would love to give it four stars, but can’t because the project was not finished. So if you enjoy Nintendo and Nintendo power you will like this podcast. Thank you for all your work Tom and I hope you get back at it someday.
I am reliving my childhood. Loving the podcast.